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SAY WHAT: BOUNCING BACK

A rundown of what was discussed at the team hotel in San Jose

by RYAN DITTRICK @ryandittrick / CalgaryFlames.com

 

SEAN MONAHAN ON GETTING A W:

"We've got to be better. We've got to win this one. This is the end of the trip and last night wasn't good enough. We've got to come in tonight and be ready to go."

 

MONAHAN ON EFFORT:

"We've got to put 60 minutes together. Not just 20, 30, 40 minutes. It has to be a 60-minute effort and when we do that, that gives us a great chance of winning."

 

Video: "We've got to win this one."

 

CAM TALBOT ON MAKING FLAMES DEBUT:

"I knew at some point I was going to get in a game, and this one made sense given my last game of the pre-season was here, the back-to-back with travel and stuff. Just kind of prepared for that in practice and stayed ready."

 

TALBOT ON STRONG PLAY IN THE PRE-SEASON:

"You try to use some of it, but it has been a while since I've been in there. I want to keep it simple once I get in there, not try to do too much and just play my game. I've put in a lot of good work in over the last two-and-a-half weeks, on and off the ice, to keep my body ready for this opportunity."

 

Video: I've put in a lot of good work in."

 

BILL PETERS ON TALBOT:

"He's been excellent. He's been excellent in practice and his battle level has been high. If you remember the exhibition game in here, his final start, was real good through 40 minutes and then we ended up putting in (Artyom) Zagidulin. I expect (Talbot) to be real good and expect his teammates to play real hard in front of him."

 

PETERS ON LUCIC-JANKOWSKI-BENNETT LINE:

"I thought they had a real good shift there in the third [last night]. You saw a sample of they could be all about; big, heavy hockey, grinding in the offensive zone, good cycle time, good zone time. So, yeah, there's some potential with that group, for sure."

 

Video: "They're very aware of what the issues are."

 

PETERS ON BOUNCING BACK

"They're very aware of what the issues are now we've got a find a way to solve them. You've got to stay together, there's no question about that and it starts with the first line going out there and winning a shift, the second line going out and building on that and then all of a sudden you're rolling four lines over and everybody's in the game and you feel good about it. … It comes back to what we talked about earlier, the ability to go out and work, do it right, put yourself in harm's way, be the first guy to touch a puck. Be first on pucks. Going back in the D-zone, go get it. You're going to have to take a lick to make a play a lot of times, and on the forecheck, let's win some foot races. Let's get there first."

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